New Use for potato cannon

Tell stories about your spud cannon adventures!

Postby rsgpit » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:39 pm

Well we have this central vacuum system in our house and it was loosing suction,And we found there was a clog in a 50foot section of pipe. So I got out my pneumatic and charged it to 45psi and stuck the barrel into the pipe and fired, and out came the clog and a crapload of dust. I thought it was pretty funny but it also saved us probably 150$ for a specialist to come out and unclog it.
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Postby TurboSuper » Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:32 pm

Haha reminds me of that CO2 powered drain unclogger they sell.
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Postby joannaardway » Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:50 am

That sounds very like something my father did decades back working in a school chemistry lab.

The sinks were blocked with all kinds of stuff (you know the mindset - "hey, let's try and block the sink"), so he and his mate got a CO2 fire extinguisher, and discharged it down a plug hole.

Next thing that happened was that every sink in the lab practically exploded, and the blockages were rapidly relocated to the ceiling. The ceiling wasn't cleaned until a few years back for god knows what reason.

Then of course there are the stories about driving a van up the front steps of the school, and the nitroglycerine/rabbit hutch incident, but I'll save those for another time.

A friend's father borrowed a crane from a construction on the other side of school building and hoisted his enginneering teacher's car up onto the roof - which always amuses me.
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Postby Los Frijoles » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:31 am

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A friend's father borrowed a crane from a construction on the other side of school building and hoisted his enginneering teacher's car up onto the roof - which always amuses me.
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Hahaha. Too bad there are no construction sites around my school (there was 2 years ago...).
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